airBaltic Virtual | Baltic Bound

Join us for an exciting journey as we connect two vibrant cities on this flight from Istanbul International Airport (LTFM) to Riga International Airport (EVRA) with the BCS3 (Airbus A220-300)!

Get ready for an exciting flight as airBaltic Virtual invites you to join our Baltic Bound event, where we’ll be taking off from Istanbul International Airport (LTFM) and heading over to our main hub Riga International Airport (EVRA) using our flagship BCS3 (Airbus A220-300). This adventure is your ticket to connect with fellow aviation enthusiasts in an unforgettable virtual flight event. This flight will take us from the vibrant heart of Istanbul to the enchanting Latvian capital of Riga. As we depart LTFM, you’ll witness the stunning Turkish shoreline beneath us. Upon making our way towards EVRA, you’ll be captivated by the changing scenery, from the lush forests of Eastern Europe to the azure waters of the Black Sea. We can’t wait to have you join us for this incredible flight from Istanbul to Riga!

Flight Plan

Block Time: 3:12
Distance: 1,090nm
Cruising Altitude: 34,000ft
Block Fuel: 8,729kg
Cargo: 3,992kg
PAX: 160

It is encouraged to include the appropriate SIDs and STARs in your flight plan.

Copy the above text into the waypoint search bar within Infinite Flight.

Based off of airBaltic flight BT712.

To provide the best possible ATC coverage for this event, we kindly request that IFATC members consider staffing both Istanbul International Airport (LTFM) and Riga International Airport (EVRA). This will enhance realism, coordination, and overall enjoyment for everyone involved.


Frequency Controller
Ground @Butter575
Tower @Butter575


Frequency Controller

However, in the event of a shortage of available controllers, we kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility. In such cases, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Familiarize yourself with the specific procedures for Istanbul International Airport (LTFM) and Riga International Airport (EVRA). Ensure you are well-versed in the taxiways, runways, and any unique airport operations.

  • In the absence of active ATC, pilots will rely on the Unicom frequency for communication. It is crucial to use Unicom correctly, providing clear and concise information about your intentions, such as taxiing, departing, or landing.

  • Before pushing back from the gate, it is vital to check the METAR for both departure and destination airports. Stay up-to-date with weather conditions, including wind speed and direction, visibility, and any significant changes that may affect aircraft operations.

By adhering to these guidelines, we can ensure a realistic and enjoyable experience for all participants, even in the absence of active ATC. Your professionalism and commitment to maintaining the highest standards of aviation within Infinite Flight are greatly appreciated.

Updated 11/1/23

When ATC services are available, it is mandatory to follow all instructions given by the controllers. Maintain professionalism, adhere to proper procedures, and cooperate fully to ensure efficient traffic flow.

It is crucial to understand that airBaltic Virtual or any of our staff members are not responsible for any violations that may occur during the event. Each pilot is individually responsible for adhering to the Infinite Flight rules and guidelines at all times.

We kindly request that all participants behave in a professional manner throughout the event. Show respect to fellow pilots and controllers, refrain from disruptive behavior or trolling, and maintain a positive and welcoming environment for everyone.

We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these NOTAMs and helping us create a memorable and successful Baltic Bound event. Remember, your actions contribute to the overall experience of each participant. These NOTAMs are subject to change and should be checked leading up to the start of the event.

Header photo by member @CO99

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Interesting thread and route for this one @airBalticVirtual , will see if i’m available that day


Captain Lufty

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We’d love to see you there @Captain_Lufty!

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Sounds awesome! I shall be there!

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I’ll take LFTM ATC for you


Looking forward to seeing you @CO99!

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Once again, very much appreciated @Butter575! Should be easier to handle departures with a bigger airport.

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Awesome!! Let’s do this!

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Can’t wait @DelRey!

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Hello to all of you at Air Baltic.

Unfortunately I will be not able to attend our event as I’ll be at work at the time that event is in progress

Thank you all for your understanding

See you next time


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We’re one week away from this event, looking forward to seeing all of you there!


Hello, I have a Question. Is having discord a requirement for all VA in IFC?

Hello @American367, all VAs are required to have some sort of communication platform. Some use Slack, Discord, or other apps to meet this requirement.

Ok thank you

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ill be going

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Can’t wait to see you there @Prestoni!

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We’re only 2 days away from this event, get excited!

what time is it?

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16:30Z today @Colson!

1630Z right?
We look forward joining the event in 1,5 hrs…